Bishop Callahan did not hesitate to remove the priestly faculties of Fr. James Altman, but has been reluctant to do so for disgraced Monsignor Burrill.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) general secretary, Monsignor Jeffrey Burrill, resigned last week just hours before a media report was published alleging that he had “engaged in serial sexual misconduct.”
The alleged covert homosexual activity by Burrill is especially troubling because of his powerful position at the USCCB directing diocesan and conference responses to clerical sexual scandals.
Burrill is a priest of the Diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin as is Fr. James Altman who has attained hero status among pro-life Catholics after his “You Can’t be a Catholic and a Democrat” video landed him on the national stage last fall.
Altman has acquired a huge following around the U.S. as Catholics, frustrated with the hierarchy’s refusal to uphold Church law and deny abortion-activist politicians Holy Communion in accordance with canon 915, have encountered his clear preaching.
As Altman’s fame has grown, his outspokenness has landed him in hot water with his superior, La Crosse Bishop William P. Callahan, who removed Altman as pastor of St. James the Less parish and suspended his priestly faculties earlier this month.
“I am not surprised that the hierarchy boldly continues to try to cancel a voice of Truth,” Altman told LifeSiteNews. “As [the] bishop stated publicly, I speak the undeniable Truth. Unfortunately for the corrupt hierarchy, I will not be silenced by any arbitrary Decree, nor will I be cowed by any action against my priestly faculties. The Truth will not be silenced.”
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